UNUSUAL CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS
When a customer’s requirements for water are unusual, or large, or necessitate considerable special or reserve equipment or special consideration, the District may require a contract for an extended period, and may also require the customer to furnish security satisfactory to the District to protect the District against loss and guarantee the performance of the provisions of the contract. The District shall require or cause to be prepared a capacity analysis performed by an engineer licensed by the State of California for requests for water service for new development that would create an undue hardship on the existing system’s ability to provide adequate supply. For the size of the water systems managed by Special Districts this is generally four (4) units or greater. The criteria to be used and goals to
be achieved through the capacity analysis shall be established and maintained by the District. capacity analysis shall be the sole responsibility of the property owner.
The cost of the
CONNECTION CHARGE—FEE REQUIRED
The District shall make all water service connections and the cost of each said connection shall be billed to the property owner as set forth in the ordinance. The District shall not make any connection until the property owner has paid charges set forth in the ordinance.
The basic connection charges are established by ordinance. In consideration of the charges, the District shall lay the service pipe from the main to the meter and shall install a meter, meter box and related appurtenances within the utility easement. Responsibility for installation and maintenance of the service piping beyond the meter shall be the sole responsibility of the customer.
Where a contract exists between the District and any person providing for recovery by that person of part or all of the costs of a main or extension of a main paid for and installed by such person (other than the District), in addition to those charges set forth by ordinance, a charge shall be made in such amounts as may be determined by the BOARD as set by ordinance for each service connection to such main or extension of the main.
MAINTENANCE OF SERVICE CONNECTIONS AND EXTENSIONS
The District will maintain all existing, and construct all new, service connections, including the meter facilities, subject to the regulations provided in this article. The service extension shall be installed and maintained by the customer at his own expense and in accordance with the standards established by the District.
INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITIES
The customer shall, at his own risk and expense, furnish, install and maintain in safe condition all equipment that may be required for receiving, controlling, and utilizing water. The District shall not be responsible for any loss or damage caused by the improper installation, maintenance, wrongful acts, or negligence of the customer or any of his tenants, agents, employees, contractor or licensees, in installing, maintaining, using or operating such equipment.
The District shall not be responsible for any damage to property caused by spigots, faucets, valves, and other equipment that may be open when service is turned on at the meter in the original installation, or when restoration of service is made after a temporary shutdown.
All meters installed on water service connections by the District shall be and remain the property of the District and shall be operated or removed only by the District.
The location of the meter or meters used in measuring the customer’s use of water must be in a place satisfactory to the District before service will be supplied.